WELSH footballers are hoping to only just miss out on Euro 2016, it has emerged.
After heroically defeating Cyprus, the team are allowing themselves to dream that they can finish third in their group and lose in a playoff.
Gareth Bale said: “I’ve been fantasising about that moment when we’re sat head in hands on the field after a play-off loss to Ukraine.
“A footballer can’t ask for better than that. Not a Welsh player anyway.”
Welsh fans still look back fondly on the qualification for World Cup 1994 when Paul Bodin missed a late penalty kick.
Bodin said: “Just to be a part of us narrowly failing to qualify, it makes my chest swell with pride. We could do it again, but it’s a big aspiration.”